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Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

Nnamdi Ebo | NewsBlog

In my NewsBlog Nnamdi Ebo, I provide perspectives on news, events and analysis of unique stories, and I also offer original content, articles and photos; with contributions from some of the best minds.

 

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Council of States insists elections must go on as scheduled; First Lady, steer clear of GEJ rally – Niger Delta militants; We won’t accept polls result if 20m Christians are disenfranchised – CAN; Okorocha advises Igbo in North not to panic-travel . . .

Council of States insists elections must go on as scheduled

Council of State . menbers minus OBJThe National Council of States meeting called by President Goodluck Jonathan has ended.

The eight-hour long meeting insisted that the February 2015 general elections must proceed as scheduled.

It was agreed at the meeting that the elections could be postponed in the Boko Haram embattled zones in the northeast of Nigeria.

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State told reporters after the meeting that INEC assured the Council it was ready to conduct the elections and that the distribution of the permanent voter cards was going well.

Mr. Okorocha said the nation’s security chiefs also said they were ready for the elections but raised concern about the possibility of elections holding in areas under the control of Boko haram insurgents.

Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State however later told journalists that the council advised INEC to reflect over the concerns raised by members and the suggestion made by those who spoke in taking a decision that would allow for the conduct of smooth elections.

All former Presidents and Heads of State — Alhaji Shehu Shagari, Gen. Yakubu Gowon, Major Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar and Interim National Government President Chief Ernest Shonekan — except Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, attended the meeting.

Okorocha advises Igbo in North not to panic-travel

rochas okorocha 1Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has advised Ndi Igbo resident in the northern part of the country to stay in their locations during the elections, saying movement is only necessary if they are coming home vote.

Okorocha also enjoined the Igbo not to panic, assuring that the elections would be peaceful, free and fair.

Speaking in Abuja after a meeting between leaders of All Progressives Congress, APC, and its National Assembly candidates nationwide, the governor also dismissed insinuations that the party’s presidential candidate, General Mohammdu Buhari (retd), would pursue an Islamic agenda if elected.

According to him, the idea of Islamizing the country was propagated by Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, which he accused of dividing Nigerians along ethnic and religious lines.

According to him, “it is uncalled for to return home. There is no need for it. The elections, as far as we are concerned, will be peaceful. Nigeria and Nigerians are only passing through a challenging period in their political history.

“That does not mean it will bring about crisis. I do not think so. Unless for Igbo who have registered at home. They should come home to vote. But those who registered in the north should stay there.

First Lady, steer clear of GEJ rally – Niger Delta militants

Patience Jonathan 1A group of militants, under the aegis of Magrove Boys of Bayelsa warned the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, to steer clear of the presidential campaign rally in Bayelsa State on Friday. They also warned the First Lady against any plot to connive with the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria to embarrass Governor Seriake Dickson.

In a statement entitled, “Final Warning to Mrs. Jonathan,”  they said its members had been fully mobilised to publicly disgrace the First Lady and her husband if their loyalists made any cynical move against the governor.
In the statement signed by the President of the Executive Council, MBB, Mr. Opuyo Engobare, the group described itself as “dreaded” and warned the First Lady against undermining the integrity of its members.

We won’t accept polls result if 20m Christians are disenfranchised – CAN

CAN . Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor . presidentTHE Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to put in place a mechanism to ensure that the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from the Northeast cast their votes in the forth coming general elections.

The association warned that it would not accept the results of the elections if millions of IDPs from the Northeast who are mostly Christians were not allowed to cast their votes.

Director of National Issues and Social Welfare of CAN, Sunday Oibe stated this yesterday when a delegation from CAN led by the Chairman of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter, Revd. Israel Akanji visited the IDPs camp at New Kunchingoro, Abuja. 

Oibe observed that the results of the forthcoming elections would not be credible or acceptable if over 20 million Christians displaced from the Northeast did not cast their votes. 

 NE News24

 

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